Halloween–Gratitude Day 31

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: The more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given to you.”

-Sarah Ban Breathnach, Author of the Simple Abundance Series

me and my boys halloween 2001Never does this quote mean so much to me as on Halloween night. For every day during the last month, I have found something or someone to be grateful for. It has open up my heart to all the abundance and love I have in my life. It also has opened up opportunities that I may not have risked trying for in the past.

A gratitude journal directs me to the positive moments, memories, and birthdays that October encompasses. Although not always successful in keeping a smile on my face, by reflecting on what I am grateful for, I realized how many blessings I have in my life.

It doesn’t negate the pain my family and I feel during this rollercoaster of a month. Nine years ago, we held Nick’s funeral on this very day. My whole family spent the night with us, and we dressed up and went trick or treating. Halloween was Nick’s favorite holiday. The actor in him loved dressing up, participating in the school parade, having pizza at night, then walking through the development.

Now I look forward to the the neighborhood kids coming to the house. It’s amazing watching them all grow, and I am grateful they are healthy and can enjoy this holiday.

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I also had the pleasure of having two of my book fans stop by today to get some candy and their copy of my book. It’s a joy to have so many kids around me.

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Keeping a gratitude journal is one of the best types of journaling I have ever done. I hope you try it and see how the abundance in your life grows.

I am grateful to everyone who has loved and supported my family this month and always. You have our heart.

 

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